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Car windows smashed in second air gun rampage

Coventry Editorial 29th Sep, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

POLICE are investigating the second air-gun shooting spree in the city in less than four weeks.

Around 54 cars had their windows smashed in the rampage which took place between 11.30pm on Saturday (September 27) and 1am on Sunday (September 28).

The majority of damage was in Whoberley − where at least 35 vehicles were hit − with the remainder in Woodlands and Earlsdon.

Officers are linking the spree to a similar crime at the beginning of the month, in which more than 50 vehicles were damaged in Tile Hill and Eastern Green. On both occasions it is believed pellets were fired from moving vehicles.

Forensic teams have been sent to the affected areas and officers are carrying out door-to-door inquiries and looking at CCTV images.

Inspector Suzanne Baker, said: “We are now focusing our investigation on a metallic blue Citroen − possibly a DS1 − seen driving up Nickson Road and onto Bullfield Avenue, towards Gravel Hill, at around 11.30pm with two people in it.

“We have also received information about an off road scrambler bike seen in Highfield Road at around 3.30am, with a rider holding a short barrelled pellet gun. I would urge anyone who saw either of these to call us straight-away.

“More than 100 vehicles have now been damaged, costing many residents time and money. This is no laughing matter and I would like to reassure local people that we are determined to catch whoever is responsible for the damage and make them answer for their actions.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A map showing where cars were targeted. (s)

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